Kringla Cookies Recipe

A kringle is a Scandinavian buttery pastry or cookie, usually in the shape of a pretzel or a figure 8.

These are Norwegian-style kringla cookies – sweet spiced cookies, made with buttermilk.

Kringla Cookie Recipe

Kringla Cookies

A pile of kringla cookies.

A traditional recipe for making kringla cookies.


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3 cups of flour
  • ½ cup of margarine or butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla or a dash of nutmeg
  • Additional cinnamon (optional)


    1. Cream together the sugar and butter. Add the egg and mix well.
    2. Sift together the baking soda, flour and baking powder and add to the sugar mixture, alternately, with the buttermilk. Add the vanilla or nutmeg and mix.
    3. Cover tightly and let rest overnight in the refrigerator.
    4. Taking approximately 1 teaspoon at a time, roll the dough into a thin roll and twist into a pretzel-like shape. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
    5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a pre-heated 475° oven until they are brown on the bottom.
    6. Place under broiler for approximately 1 minute (just until brown on top).
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